Hip Priests / Maximum RnR- Split 7”. What’s that? Another 7” featuring Nottingham’s sleaziest punks, The Hip Priests? The band themselves are probably too fucked to count but my dusty abacus makes this single number twenty. Yes, twenty! Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, you simply cannot dispute the consistency of this bunch of scumbags’ output. Their side fires hard with ‘I’m In Exile’ and ‘Shithead Emperors’, two bile spewing blasts beaming with filth, hatred, frustration and that gloriously scummy punk ‘n roll that we’ve come to love from this band. On the flip, it’s Maximum RNR’s turn to flex their muscle and the band offers a more straight-up sleaze fighting riff fest. Here’s a band that could crash through a car window on the way to a gig, lacerating their double denim on the pavement before getting up and stubling into the club without spilling a drop of beer. Both ‘America’ and ‘Don’t Hold Too Tight’ are two punchy cuts that do some serious rock ‘n’ roll damage with chops and hooks galore. Awesome split if you’re a fan of bands like the Candy Snatchers, Turbonegro, Dead Boys, the Hookers and Nashville Pussy with cool looking cover art by Art Chantry. Import from Canada.